Issue #12901 has been updated by dsisnero (Dominic Sisneros).


 I want to be able to easily make a proc like object that is not a closure.  I want to avoid capturing overhead - hence a separate syntax.  Because we are not capturing the closure- I was hoping to be able to serialize the object. Basically Proc.new(isolate: true) with a new syntax to avoid capturing overhead









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Feature #12901: Anonymous functions without scope lookup overhead
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12901#change-86200

* Author: schneems (Richard Schneeman)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
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Right now if you are writing performance sensitive code you can get a performance bump by not using anonymous functions (procs, lambdas, blocks) due to the scope lookup overhead.

https://twitter.com/apotonick/status/791167782532493312?lang=en

I would like to be able to create an anonymous function and specify I don't need it to perform the lookup when called.

I am thinking that this code:

~~~
Proc.new(scope: false) {|var| puts var }
~~~

Would be the equivalent of 

~~~
def anon(var)
  puts var
end
~~~

If you call it while trying to access something from outside of the scope it would error

~~~
var = "hello"
Proc.new(scope: false) { puts var }.call
# => NameError: undefined local variable or method `var' for main:Object
~~~

An example of a case where this could be used is found in https://github.com/rails/sprockets/pull/417. In this case we are getting rid of anonymous functions in favor of a method created with refinements. This solution works but it was not an obvious optimization. It would be convenient to have a syntax for defining anonymous functions that do not need access to caller scope.






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